2005 Elan impression 434 located in Maryland for sale

43.4' Elan impression 434


2005 Elan Impression 434, S/V Leyna. Designed by renown naval architect Rob Humphreys (designer of Oyster Yachts, Southerly Yachts, Vendee Globe entries, the Global Challenge 72 fleet, Americas Cup campaigns.) Elan has won both Cruising Boat of the Year and the European Yacht of the Year. The Impression brings a bright and airy elegant design that is both swift and surefooted offshore, capable of reeling off excellent daily mileage.

Leyna is well commissioned for offshore sailing and has a proven history. She sailed from South Africa in the Cape to Rio Race, sailed back to Cape Town, and after a refit, sailed up to the Caribbean. Never chartered, this is a three-owner boat with an engine that was replaced in 2013 and now has 2000 hrs. on it.

Four 150-watt solar panels are mounted on a custom stainless steel arch that surrounds the cockpit for both safety and shelter and provides ample hand holds. The 900-AH battery bank powers refrigerator, freezer, Watermaker and autopilot. Under spinnaker, either the symmetrical, or asymmetrical, both in socks, Leyna is a race horse. The attention to detail throughout the design keeps the crew comfortable offshore.

Elan uses modern construction methods, infusing the hulls outer multiaxial laminate with vinyl ester resin for osmosis protection, with isophtalis polyester resin on the inner layers. The hull is solid glass below the waterline, while the topsides and deck are PVC-foam cored. Construction is under the permanent technical supervision of Germanishcer Lloyd. Elan is a cut above the current cookie cutter performance cruisers.

Our 6-month planned cruise has now extended to 12, and its time to return to California. Leyna was an excellent choice for our family; we bought her in Grenada, cruised the Eastern Caribbean, sailed up through the Bahamas, up the East Coast to Maine before sailing south to Annapolis, MD. The three-cabin layout is spacious and comfortable, the large settee fully surrounds a large table that basks in light from the deck salon windows. Stop dreaming, start sailing.

2013 Volvo D2-55, 55hp Engine hours: 1990 (as of Oct 2020)
Sail drive with Flexifold folding, 3 blade prop
2 Stainless fuel tanks 60 gal and 70 gal

Sails and Rig:
Selden rig - deck stepped, double spreader, anodized aluminum mast & boom
Traveler: Harken (2014)
Sparcraft Boom Vang

Fully battened, three reefs, North Sails mainsail, Stack-pack with lazy-jacks, Harken Batten car system

Quantum furling genoa with foam luff
North Sails Asymmetrical spinnaker with sock

North Sails Symmetrical spinnaker with sock

Selden Furlex 330s genoa fuller

Storm jib: 1

Stainless steel standing rigging, all replaced Oct 2017

Genoa restitched where needed - Oct 2018

Main restitched where needed - March 2020

Custom stainless steel arch/ pedestal

Winches: 4 x Harken self-tailing
Winch handles: 3

No. of deck cleats: 6

GPS chartplotter: Raymarine E80

VHF: Standard Horizon Explorer 1850GPS

AIS Receiver Garmin 250
Radar: Raymarine HD
Digital Radar
Echo: Raymarine ST60
Wind instrument: Raymarine ST60
Autopilot: ST6002 Raymarine Smart Pilot

Satellite phone system: Iridium Go, fitted with external antenna (2017)

Mechanical & Electrical:

House batteries: 8 x Trojan T-105 deep cycle batteries (900amp/hr) (new 2019)

Engine start battery: 1

Bow thruster/ Windlass batteries: 2 (new 2020)

Solar panel type and wattage: 4 x 140W Victorian 50amp MPPT controller with Bluetooth dongle

Wind charger: D400 - Onboard but not installed

Shore power cord: Both 110 V and 220 V

Battery charger: Victron Centaur 12v 60amp for both 110V and 220V

Electrical sockets: 220V sockets 2 x USB (In saloon)
220 V Inverter: Mastervolt 1200w sine wave wired to outlets
110 V Inverter: Prowatt 1000w (New 2020)
Battery monitor: BEP Marine Battery isolator (New May 2020)

Bowthruster: Vetus
Refrigerator: Isotherm, front opening
Freezer: Isotherm, top opening

Water system: pressurized hot and cold fresh water

Stove/Oven: Smev two burner stove/oven combination, with grill
3 Polyethelene water tanks total 130 gal
Plastic holding tank 10 gal
Schenker water maker, 12v, 30L/hr, installed October 2017, new membrane 2020
Dometic air conditioning
Isotherm hot water heater

Highfield 2.9m Ultralight RIB - aluminium hull with hypalon tubes - NEW July 2019

Dinghy cover for storage: yes

Dinghy engine: Tohatsu, 9.8hp

Four cabin fans
Teak and Holly flooring

Ocean Air Blinds
LED overhead interior lighting, Halogen Reading Lights

On Deck:
Cockpit cushions

BBQ type: Stainless Steel gas

Deck shower

Sunbrella bimini with drop-down sides

Primary anchor: Rocna 25kg
Primary anchor chain & rode: 330 Ft 10mm chain (2018)
Secondary anchor: Bruce

Extra anchor: CQR

Quick electric windlass with new switches May 2020

Life raft: Viking 8 man
Life raft next service date: 11/27/2020
Flares: Various, valid until 2020

Strobes: All life jackets have strobes fitted
MOB gear type: RD life ring, man overboard
Rule 2000 electric bilge pump

2 Manual bilge pumps

Tiller arm emergency tiller

Various tools & spares, docklines, fenders

Location: Annapolis, Maryland
(805) 637-1176


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